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Pottery and Ceramics Course
THIS COURSE IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
The art of pottery comes to us from the most ancient times, with it mankind has managed to create artifacts thanks to his manual skill and his practical intelligence, managing/succeeding to dominate the matter and using the movement of wheel.
In modern times this discilpline keeps unchanged all his charm, finding application in design and sculpture.
The knowledge of the art of pottery permits you to develop the many possibilities that clay, movement and your fantasy mixed together can give.
This becoming one only thing with one‘s actions and with the object that one is modeling, is another very appreciated aspect of this discipline: the natural harmony of movements and thoughts, which is reached by a good practice, leads to an inner well-being, now far from today's rythms and lifestyles.
The course aims to convey the basics that will allow the student to develop later independently the work at the potter’s wheel.
Courses start every Monday, and lessons are held in the afternoon: Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This course is available in two types:
-Basic course (6 hours per week)
-Semi-intensive (9 hours per week)
The minimum enrollment is 2 weeks. To ensure that the course has a satisfactory result it is recommended an enrolment of 2 months
All our teachers speak Italian, English and Spanish.
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It is possible to book private lessons.
Since the number of students for the Pottery and Ceramic course is limited, before sending an application it is necessary to inquire about the availability of the course in the period of choice.
The Pottery and Ceramic course gives students the chance to learn an ancient form of craft which allows a wide range of applications, in ceramics, sculpture and design. The course provides them with the necessary skills to work with clay using the pottery wheel.
For this kind of work, the control of the movements and of the force applied to the matter are essential.
So first, the students learn how to handle the clay (for example they will learn to move the clay to its center of gravity so it can keep its balance for the whole shaping process) and how to use the tools necessary to work with it on the pottery wheel.
Afterwards they will shape their creations and apply the finishing touches such as textures, details,handles and decorations.
The school is equipped with a kiln that students can use to fire their creations, paying a small extra fee that vary depending on the size of the artifact..
Fase 1: Introduction to instruments and materials
Fase 2: Preparation and centering of the clay
Fase 3: Modelling of simple shapes (mugs, pots etc…)
Fase 4: Modelling of complex shapes
Fase 5: Drying and finishing tecniques and preparation for the firing
Fase 6: Firing